French Creperie Cooking Classes
What: Learn to make sweet (ricotta and strawberries) and savory (curried chicken; buckwheat with blue cheese, mascarpone, and sauteed pears) versions of the Gallic staple.
Why: Batter up at your next dinner party.
When: Register now for classes Apr. 3-24.
Where: The Chopping Block, 4747 N. Lincoln Ave., at Giddings St. (773-472-6700); 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, at Kinzie & Wells Sts. (312-644-6360). Register online at thechoppingblock.net. Cost is $65.
Saigon Sisters Prix Fixe Menu
What: Your newest weekday dining bargain is chef Matt Eversman’s three-course Vietnamese feast priced at just $25.
Why: Venture beyond spring rolls with green papaya salad, red snapper, and black pepper tofu and rice.
When: Every Mon.-Thurs., 5-10 p.m.
Where: 567 W. Lake St., b/t Jefferson & Clinton Sts. (312-496-0090).
Anjenu Spring Cleaning Sale
What: The Wicker Park boutique sweeps out its winter stock, pricing everything (except custom orders) at 25 percent off.
Why: Make room for statement stationery by Flaunt and Elum.
When: Thru Mar. 31.
Where: 1747 W. Division St., b/t Hermitage Ave. & Wood St. (773-469-2212).
Carnaval: Let Them Eat Cake
What: Storm the French Revolution-themed party/art installation, put on by performance group Collaboraction, for drinks and dancing, plus burlesque, live music, and theater interludes.
Why: The live painting battle between Ennis Alexander Martin III and Erik Stenberb.
When: Sat., 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: Double Door, 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave., at Damen Ave. Tickets ($10-$65) at 312-226-9633, the door, or online at collaboraction.org.
What: Hotel 71’s just-opened American tavern delivers homey goodness with entrees that include artisanal breads, local cheeses, and sides served in mason jars.
Why: After-work drinks are covered, too.
When: Sun.-Thurs., 6:30 a.m.-midnight; Fri. & Sat., 6:30 a.m.-2 a.m.
Where: 71 E. Wacker Dr., b/t N. Wabash Ave. & Garland Ct. (312-346-9870).
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